Editorial: Mandatory SIM card registration: Prelude to a surveillance state?

Amid the onslaught of fraudulent text messages, lawmakers have made their moves to make mobile subscriber identity module or SIM card registration mandatory.The chances of the proposed SIM Card Registration Act becoming a full-fledged law are now getting brighter, despite the opposition from human rights groups. This development came following the Congress’ Bicameral Conference Committee’s […]

Mindanao agencies appeal significant slash in proposed budgets

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES involved in the development of Mindanao, the southern islands in the Philippines, on Wednesday asked the Senate for more funding as their proposed budgets for 2023 were slashed by more than 50%.  The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), which formulates and coordinates development plans, has been allocated P158.958 million under the 2023 National Expenditure […]

Globe wants SIM registration law to require valid IDs

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. on Monday said the proposed law on the registration of subscriber identity modules (SIM) cards should require users to present verifiable identity documents. “There is a need for an authentic, verifiable source document that establishes a SIM holder’s identity,” Globe General Legal Counsel Froilan Vicente M. Castelo said in an e-mailed statement. […]

Editorial: Favor frugality

Vice President Sara Duterte must tell her allies in the House of Representatives to either not grant her office and the Department of Education (DepEd) a total of P650 million in confidential funds or reduce the funds significantly.Officials must be frugal and wise in spending public money these days.Duterte knows that the Philippine economy is […]

Reduced DoH facilities budget reflects funding focus on gaps in UHC service delivery — DBM

THE P22.994-billion allocation for the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) in the proposed 2023 national budget is the result of the priority assigned to the improvement of Department of Health (DoH) hospitals and rural health units to prepare them for the delivery of Universal Health Care (UHC) services, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) […]

G Neptune Seeks Shareholders’ Approval to Acquire Soutern Score, a construction Management Services Company, as part of its Proposed Regularisation Plan

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – G Neptune Berhad is pleased to announce that its circular, which includes multiple proposals as part of its proposed regularisation plan, has been issued today. Upon completion, the proposed regularisation plan is expected to address its Guidance Note 3 (GN3) status as well as […]

Mandaue city council Cash bonuses for Mandaue City Hall employees, honorarium hike for contractuals approved

THE Mandaue City Government can now provide cash bonuses to the City’s regular, elective and appointed employees and increase the monthly and daily honorariums of contractual employees hired by the City.This was made possible after the Mandaue City Council approved three ordinances proposed by City Councilor Marie Immaline Cortes-Zafra during its special session on Wednesday, […]

MCWD to consult public on proposed 70% water rate hike

THE Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) will hold a series of consultative meetings with the officials of eight local government units under its franchise area to discuss its proposed water rate increase.MCWD covers the cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue and Talisay and the municipalities of Cordova, Consolacion, Liloan and Compostela.After the consultative meetings, MCWD will […]

Mike to BBM: Give Cebu City a dam

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama will request President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to include the construction of a water impounding dam in the city as part of the National Government’s flagship projects.In a statement posted on the Facebook page of the Cebu City Public Information Office on Friday, July 15, 2022, Rama said he is […]

Hypebeast, a Leading Global Platform in Contemporary Lifestyle and Culture, Plans to List on NASDAQ through Merger with Iron Spark I Inc.

JACKSON, WY and HONG KONG, Apr 4, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hypebeast Limited (HKSE: 00150, “Hypebeast” or the “Company”), the go-to platform for contemporary culture and lifestyle and a premier destination for editorially-driven commerce and news, and Iron Spark I Inc. (Nasdaq: ISAA, “Iron Spark”), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”), […]

Ev Dynamics Strengthens Presence in EV Market with Proposed Nasdaq Listing

HONG KONG, Dec 23, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Ev Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (the “Company”, Stock Code: 476, together with its subsidiaries, collectively “Ev Dynamics” or the “Group”), a provider of new energy vehicles and integrated technology solutions, continues to expand its international development strategy following the submission of a draft registration statement […]

Cebu environment think tank warns of danger of Seafront City reclamation

A CEBU-based think tank focusing on environmental issues has warned of environmental hazards if the 235.80 hectare Seafront City reclamation in Consolacion, Cebu pushes through. In a statement sent Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, FBS-Environment and Community Research and Development Services said the proposed reclamation project will do more harm than good for the environment. “Should […]